Jon Fosse was born in Haugesund, Norway and currently lives in Bergen. Jon has written novels, short stories, poetry, children's books, essays and numerous plays. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and his plays are performed all over the world.
Jon Fosse has been the recipient of numerous awards including Hedda's Prize of Honour, the most prestigious award in Norwegian theatre and Austria’s Nestroy Prize for Best Author. In 2005 Jon Fosse was made a Commander in the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav and in 2007 he was made a Knight in France’s National Order of Merit. Jon Fosse was awarded the International Ibsen Award, 2010, and The European Prize for Literature in 2014.